A weekend in Toronto ft. Trump Toronto

Hello travel bug!

I has been a hot minute since I have done a travel post but I'm pleased to let you know that I finally got the chance to escape Ottawa for a long weekend with my mom and spend a fun Easter weekend in Toronto! If you've been following the blog for a while, you would know that I frequent Toronto quite often for work and so naturally I'm always looking for new hotels to check out. A few blogger friends of mine had recently stayed at Trump Toronto and had described it as "champagne and caviar chic " so I knew I had to stay there! I, on the other hand,  don't like adjectives when it comes to describing places... sometimes, too many adjectives fall short to describe the beauty. As I see it, beauty in a place is more than the walls, decor, and the perfect scenario... the real beauty is appreciated by the heart.  And let me tell you.. my heart appreciated all what Trump Toronto & Toronto offered last weekend.

From the moment my mom and I entered the lobby of the hotel, we felt welcomed and so at ease! I've had the privilege of staying at countless 5-star hotels over the years but never have I had interaction with staff that were so friendly and approachable yet professional at the same time! It quickly became clear to me why Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto is one of five hotels in Canada to be on the exclusive Forbes Five-Star list.
The lobby decor theme ( the entire hotel, actually) is Champagne and caviar and I cant think of a better way to express luxury. The opulent lobby is built in granite in shades of black and grey (the caviar), brightened by a stunning mural of 10,000 sparkling Swarovski crystals (the bubbly).
If you thought the lobby is beautiful, wait till you see the suites! We stayed in a gorgeous one bedroom suite that was a complete dream! From the 21st floor, our suite bathed in natural light ( so perfect for instagramming!) thanks to large windows which offered stunning views of Toronto's financial district! My mom pays greater attention to detail than I do and was SO impressed with  the user-friendly bedside controls for lighting and drapes ( on both sides of the bed !), the heated floors and even the in-mirror HDTV in the bathroom.

After unpacking, we decided to head outside and explore a little of the city. We did not have a car for the weekend but everything from shopping to dining and beyond was within walking distance! The weather was overcast most weekend but not a single drop of rain came down ( we were truly lucky!) so we took full advantage and walked everywhere! We were so exhausted by 8pm the first night that we decided to come back and hang out in our suite. We wore matching hotel robes, ordered in-room dining , turned on the electric fireplace and relaxed. I should mention that the food was simply delicious- we had ordered some spring rolls and sweet potato fries for starters , salmon and chicken for entrees and a big fruit salad bowl for dessert!

The next morning, we woke up to a gentle doorbell ring- breakfast was here! Again, everything was fresh and delicious. It was the perfect way to get ready to a big day ahead of sightseeing. We also had the chance to check out a $25 million dollar  penthouse on the residential side of the tower! The whole place is #goals and I will let the pictures speak for themselves.

We decided to do a little shopping at the Eaton Centre which was only a 5 min walk from the hotel! Later that afternoon, we even walked to the ferry terminal to take a 10 min ferry to Centre Island. Unfortunately, it was windy and overcast so the photos did not come out as I had anticipated! To stay positive, we decided to check out Calii love on King St W for some acai bowls and coffee! For dinner, we ended up eating at Pai Toronto, a super busy Thai restaurant. We had to wait 1 hour for a table for two but it was so worth it! All of the places mentioned above are within walking distance from Trump Toronto.

The next morning, we indulged in another hearty breakfast which we had pre-ordered the night before. Even when I'm on vacation, I'm constantly catching up on emails  so it was nice having a comfy bed & a good wi-fi connection to get some work done! Unfortunately, before I knew it, it was time to pack our things and check out of our suite.

A huge thank you to all the friendly staff at Trump Toronto for making our stay so pleasant! I mentioned earlier in this post that I'm always on the lookout for new hotels to check out but I think I finally found one I know I will love every time!

Disclaimer: Trump Toronto kindly hosted my stay. All opinion expressed are my own.


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